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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Tankard

ca. 1580-1600 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tankard of white stoneware, with applied moulded decoration, depicting scenes from the parable of The Prodigal Son. The scenes are in Gothic arched panels with the inscriptions in cartouches below and grotesque figures and leafy scrolls above. The upper and lower portions of the tankard are decorated with mouldings.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware with applied moulded decoration
Brief Description
Tankard depicting scenes from the parable of The Prodigal Son, probably made by Hans Hilgers, Siegburg, Germany about 1580-1600, stoneware with applied moulded decoration
Physical Description
Tankard of white stoneware, with applied moulded decoration, depicting scenes from the parable of The Prodigal Son. The scenes are in Gothic arched panels with the inscriptions in cartouches below and grotesque figures and leafy scrolls above. The upper and lower portions of the tankard are decorated with mouldings.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.4cm
  • Diameter: 8.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'HER WNTFENG ER SEIN GELT VN SVGT HINEWICH' (Inscribed in cartouche)
  • 'HER VERSRET ER SEIN GELT MIT WNSVCHT' (Inscribed in cartouche)
  • 'HER BEKLAG ER SICH WN KVMPT SO GENA' (Inscribed in cartouche)
Gallery Label
Tankard depicting scenes from the parable of The Prodigal Son Probably made by Hans Hilgers, Siegburg, Germany about 1580-1600 Stoneware with applied moulded decoration 4784-1901 Jermyn Street Collection(16/07/2008)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Jermyn Street Collection.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
4784-1901

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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